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Music Review: Be Free by Honorebel - Reggae - Miami, USA | SRL Reviews


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REGGAE REVIEWS

02-01-2020 16:00 GMT


Music Reviews (January 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Reggae artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Reggae performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Honorebel on Soundcloud | Apple Music


Honorebel
"Be Free"
Reggae


You can do it!

2020 seems like the year when all the world’s sewage is bound to surface. As in the old African saying, “ your shit came up today” (translated); all the dark secrets and BSes the world - including you (yes, you) and I, has been hiding is bound to surface for everyone to see. Technology has become so advanced that scientists now have time to kick back and drink fine wine in space – whose brilliant idea was that? Was that Einstein’s dream? Everyone knows you don’t catch a buzz in space, that’s a recipe for disaster if nothing else at all. Even Snoop Dogg is probably shaking his head somewhere and thinking how bad an idea it is, but let’s wait and see. Be sure to carry an umbrella every single day because there could be burnt out body parts raining down from space any time soon, or weeks old piss from drunk astronauts urinating on the world from the International Space Station.

But where were we? Songs tend to get worse with every passing generation – it seems to be a trend that has existed probably since the very first song, “Hurrian Hymn No. 6” was written over 3400 years ago in the place we now know as Southern Iraq. With so many new artists, possibly a record number, so many new songs all seemingly created in a hurry from the sound of them, and so little money to go around in the struggling mainstream music industry, it’s safe to say 2019 was a very “trendy” year in music – or are we listening to the wrong mainstream radio stations?

The new generation of music fans have been so unfortunate, to say the very least. They heard some of the worst songs the music industry has ever had to offer. But it hasn’t been all bad, they’ve been seduced with other perks along the way – for example, they’re the first generation of music fans that can safely say they've seen more camel toes than Jesus - just from watching MTV alone every now and again. If that’s not enough for the 13 to 17 year olds that seem to be the main target audience for most of the new mainstream records that were released over the past year alone, then what is? But again, where were we? Technology has become so advanced that in no time everyone’s secrets will be out on the Internet for everyone else to see. We'll all be celebrities in our own rights, and we’ll no longer need to worship musicians and actors, emulate them, or judge ourselves or our peers based on what the Kardashians look like or are doing. We’ll all be free to be ourselves. So if you haven’t chosen your anthem for 2020 yet, let this be it – “Be Free”.

Released during the later part of last year, the record has a feel good vibe like no other record that has been released this decade and is one of few songs with mainstream appeal that didn't follow in the aforementioned downward trend, in fact the track set a new high for feel-good reggae music as we know it.

Happy New Year! And may 2020 bring you all your heart desires, and then some more.

Music Review: Prophet Of The Streets by Yung Rackz - Hip Hop - North Carolina, USA | SRL Reviews


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

02-01-2020 05:33 GMT


Music by indie artist, Yung Rackz on Apple Music | Spotify


Yung Rackz
"Prophet Of The Streets"
Hip Hop


Caution: hard hat area

7 tracks that should change what hip hop records Spotify plays you in 2020 - for good. 

If you are one of those ladies that won't feel sexy until your lips look like you've eaten more chickens than the Kardashians (that's a metaphor) then this song will bite you in the ass harder than a Rottweiler on acid. If you are one of those guys that chase so much tail your money's on HER mind then this record will also bite you in the ass much the same way. This isn't one of those fluffy, fuzzy hip hop albums that will tickle you in your ear with a pink feather and then throw in a few "f*ck you"s and a few "f*ck 12"s on each song; seduce you with a music video packed with onion booties and boobies; and feature Cardi B and Rick Ross on every other track to make it seem macho or edgy. It's not one of those albums you listen to just once either. It's not an album you'll ever be able to get enough of. And most of all, it's not an album you'll ever want to hear again - until you are sure you've got something that is equally masterful and thorough to chase it with. This will set your bar for hip hop albums really high for 2020 so proceed with caution.

Explicit.

Music Review: January Fever by Jim Gaven - Pop Rock - New Jersey, USA | SRL Reviews


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POP ROCK REVIEWS

02-01-2020 02:52 GMT


Music Reviews (January 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Pop Rock artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Pop Rock performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Jim Gaven on Bandcamp |


Jim Gaven
"January Fever"
Pop Rock


Happy New You!

Take this chill pill

In 2020 mad scientists all over the world, or somewhere in China will have a really rude awakening. They'll discover something even a two year old could have told them while having that awesome recurring dream and blissfully going without having to get out of bed whether it's a number 0 or a number 1 - oops, number 1 or 2. Something that's right in front of all our eyes yet easier to miss than a penny in a baby's diaper. It's easy to fail to realise the simplest things when you spend most of the time soul searching, dreaming or working too hard; just like it's easy to forget to appreciate the simpler things in life when you want the whole world and nothing but the whole world. Life sucks - you could work hard all your life, get everything your heart desires, the love of your life and all the power in the world yet you could still get hit by a bus and die in a puddle of your own faeces, and blood, under a bus full of illegal immigrants; sadly, even a gold coffin wouldn't be enough to make you happy after that. Technology is becoming so advanced that by the time the year is over we could be welcoming the first generation of truly intelligent humanoids into our lives to replace us, without even knowing it, and bidding humankind as we know it adieu. The wise few would also have already started screwing everything that moves, living out their dreams, leaving no fantasy or fetish unexplored, checking off their bucket lists, spending all their money, hiding artefacts and traces of their existence in the most secret places they can think of, and stuffing their faces with everything tasty; in preparation for extinction. This article is one of such artefacts that could give the new species an idea of how we got wiped out. Hopefully they'll have the internet. In case you are wondering - no, we're not really into kinky stuff, but we've been hanging out with a lot of rappers and partying so hard.

Sometime during the course of the year a mad scientist somewhere will discover that quantum computing - the end of the search for the origin of consciousness, or the beginning of the end of it at least, is exactly that. That returning to the origin of consciousness, as it were, is like reaching the end of a video game, celebrating and turning off the gaming console. But sadly in this case, the turning off of the console wouldn't be a voluntary action by the player but rather an inevitable shutdown or crash of the console which would have achieved its purpose and seize to be of use. Before long, hopefully sooner rather than later (maybe after reading this article) scientists would realize that it would require limitless electricity and a million other computers to control a quantum computer with virtually limitless processing power - how hard could that be to figure out? Run 10 apps on your mobile phone and see how long before the battery runs out. Now think about a computer that can run a trillion operations at the same time and hence create/calculate unlimited outcomes/possibilities even beyond what the human brain can dream of or comprehend; and then try to imagine how much power it would require per second, not to talk of how many other devices it would require to try to even remotely regulate it's functions, because obviously once you hit the "ON" button on such a device, a thousand humans working at full speed 24 hours a day wouldn't be able to keep up with it, not to talk of control it. But why are we so confident they these scientists are "mad" you may think to yourself? Well, these scientists are so mad, they've already started writing the programs for these said quantum computers that they haven't even built yet - geniuses eh? That means even if you went nuts and started thinking about becoming a superhero to try to stop them you would have to go into the past to do it because they are already in the future.

So now that you know where the world is heading in 2020 or in the near future, don't you feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders? Don't all your problems seem so trivial this very moment, knowing both you and them could be wiped out in less than a second and you won't even get a chance to know when or how it happens or acknowledge the fact that it has happened since you'd be gone? Don't you feel like you should do more living before our time here runs out? Don't you feel like you should spend less time wanting so much more, planning how to take down your enemies and take over the world, and just live your life one second at a time? If you don't then this song is not for you, if you do then just hit the play button, put your feet up and imagine Snoop Dogg and Bill Clinton are coming to dinner and they're bringing Monica.

Happy New Year! And may 2020 be the best year you've ever had. 

Music Review: Question Of The Night by Ez The Lyrical Skitzo - Hip Hop - Pennsylvania, USA | SRL Reviews


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

24-12-2019 13:12 GMT


Music Reviews (December 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Ezus Christ on Soundcloud  | DatPiff


Ez The Lyrical Skitzo (Ezus Christ)
"Question Of The Night"
Hip Hop


What would Jesus do?

Jesus must have been a very complex individual. When was the last time you met anyone whose blood consisted entirely of alcohol? – was he wasted 24/7? Or have we been attending the wrong churches?

Many Christians read the Bible and believe they know everything there is to know about him but the truth is that is just not the case. Read the biography of Barack Obama, Oprah, Bill Clinton or any living public figure, or watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians every single day and you’ll still never know everything about them - apart from, in the case of the Kardashians, how big their boobs are, what they look like naked, how often they trim their burning bushes, and how disgusted/annoyed/nauseous/gay/turned on you would feel (Lamar) if one of your best buds (Bruce) told you he had been a woman inside all along - or would you just try to f*ck him/her? Not to talk of a man was unpopular in mainstream circles and hence would have probably been keeping a low profile where necessary, and who lived so many years ago, when there were no cameras, no telephones, illiteracy was rampant and hence not much writing or reading was being done, and medicine was not advanced so it was impossible to know if people were experiencing miracles, crazy or just seeing things after consuming substances no one would have identified as drugs at the time. He promised to return but has disappointed more people than Disney’s remake of the Lion King. Even the terminator has been back more times than Jesus, but who’s counting?

 Philadelphia, US underground hip hop star, Ezus Christ’s latest album, “Pray 4 Me” has been hailed as “the best thing since the word of God”. Ez’s sound is crisp, fresh and would make you feel like you slipped on a banana peel, maneuvered your way into a backflip instead of falling flat on your back and kept skipping along like nothing happened. It’s been described as “lyrically juicy”, “metaphorically masterful” and “powerful”, and every single one of his releases leaves critics more dumbfounded than the last. “Pray 4 Me” took that masterful sound, cranked it up a 100 notches and sprinkled it with so much love Jesus would come back for it. Sitting in position number 13 of the 19 track album, “Question of the Night” is a sexy club anthem that slows the hardcore, machine gun paced record down a little bit. It also does well to show Ez’s versatility lyrically as well as stylistically. The track was released to critical acclaim on the 25th of November, exactly one month before Jesus’ birthday. If Ezus had waited a month later it would have been more exciting than Christmas, what would Jesus do?

Explicit.


Music Review: 37X by Love X Stereo - Electronic Rock - Seoul, South Korea | SRL Reviews


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ELECTRONIC ROCK REVIEWS

19-12-2019 20:54 GMT


Music Reviews (December 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Rock/Indie artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Rock/Indie performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Love X Stereo on Spotify | Apple Music


Love X Stereo
"37X"
Rock/Indie


Wow-ie!

Exquisite

A sonic blast from the past that will lead you on a path of no return into musical dimensions you never even knew existed. 

This is one of those albums that instantaneously raises the bar for any and everything you'd be ready to invest your aural resources in from the moment after you hit the play button. Don't listen to this album if you are one of those people who would rather have nothing than settle for even a little less because you could end up rendering your iPod or whatever music/mp3 player, app or mobile device you use to listen to music or discover music useless for a very long time, unless of course you've already built up a sizable collection of bar-raising stuff that can tide you over till your next big album discovery.

"37X" is so amazing we almost compared it to Michael Jackson's "Thriller", and we weren't even sorry. If, like many of today's die-hard music lovers you are yet to or rarely get the opportunity to listen to a new album more than once and only ever use the rewind or repeat button, then you are in for a monumental treat, you could even say a Christmas miracle. Featuring remixes of some of their new hits from recent albums and a few new songs, "37X" is the latest installment in the "37" series by Seoul, South Korea's top independent electronic rock band, Love X Stereo, who shot to fame back in 2011 with their critically acclaimed album, "Buzzin" and have had electronic rock fans around the world under a spell ever since. Having excelled in flying colors and defied the highest of expectations for several years independently it's hard to believe they are still able to shock fans and leave critics lost for words with every new record, but they do it time and time again, and this 10 track masterpiece is being hailed as the big kahuna of all the big kahuna's they've shocked the world with so far. Right from the very first track, "Turn It Up", to the very last, "Zero One" which was their last single, the album is packed with feel-good vibes so good you'll feel like James Brown, and want nothing more than to kiss yourself for this amazing discovery. Just hang a mistletoe above the mirror so it's not weird.

Music Review: Ghetto Christmas by Honorebel - Reggae - Florida, USA | SRL Reviews


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REGGAE REVIEWS

19-12-2019 19:46 GMT


Music Reviews (December 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Reggae artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Reggae performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Honorebel on Soundcloud | Apple Music


Honorebel
"Ghetto Christmas"
Reggae


Who's that farting in the chimney? 

No one in their right mind wants to be caught climbing into a chimney of anyone's house late at night in anywhere they don't cut the heads off chickens before eating them. Even with a flying slay and magic elves to make the trip as smooth and noiseless as possible, it's a risk no one is willing to take, so of course you'll never find Santa Clause in the ghetto, it's too dangerous.

Whether you are into pop, rock, electronica, hip hop or country; jazz, folk, classical, reggae, blues or R&B, there is always room for a new Christmas song even if just for the sake of sanity. Here's an exciting reggae record to add a little festive cheer to your rugged, hardcore reggae and dancehall music collections. It explores what Christmas is like in the Ghetto. It was released to critical acclaim by Miami, US reggae sensation, Honorebel last Christmas and it is poised to be a holiday season hit once again this year. It's super chilled, mid-tempo with a steady groove and softly sung lyrics, and it is very danceable with a tropical vibe that's guaranteed to get some Christmas jumpers coming off in no time - but get the mistletoes first.

Music Review: Each And Every Christmas by Ava Lemert - Soul - California, USA | SRL Reviews


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SOUL REVIEWS

19-12-2019 19:07 GMT


Music Reviews (December 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Ava Lemert on Apple Music | Soundcloud


Ava Lemert
"Each And Every Christmas"
Soul


No jingle bells here, phew!

If you are one of those people that doesn’t ask for too much in life, and your only Christmas wish this year is that you hear just one song that won’t make you puke up all the milk punch you’ve been storing in your hump for the year ahead, owing to the fact that not only have you heard them too many times but that you’ve heard them so many times they are starting to make less and less sense as the years go by and you grow older and wiser, then this amazing soulful Christmas song will bring your Christmas music collection to life once again with fresh new sounds, fresh new lyrics and fresh new grooves that will make you want to shake yours too. "Each and Every Christmas" was released back in the Christmas of 2016 and has been a holiday season favorite on California's live soul music scene every year since.

Music Review: Big Flex by Dc - Hip Hop - Arkansas, USA | SRL Reviews


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HIP HOP REVIEWS

19-12-2019 17:25 GMT


Music Reviews (December 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Hip Hop artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Hip Hop performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Dc on YouTube | Apple Music


Dc
"Big Flex"
Hip Hop


Huge!

It’s been a hard day and all you want is a cold beer and some hot new hip hop. But not the kind of hip hop recommended by Spotify because you played Vanilla Ice or Milli Vanilli that one time. Or some booty call hip hop the suspiciously cheap music streaming service thinks every hip hop fan must hear. All you want is some really really good stuff with that Oomph!! and that resulting aaahhh! that makes you want to grab a punching bag and pretend it’s your boss’ testicles for a few minutes, and then return fully energised and fired up to make something really big happen soon as you get back on the job.

"Big Flex" is one of those records you can immediately tell someone very talented with a vision invested a lot of time, effort and resources to create. DC has been known in Arkansas for his crisp, distinctively exciting sound. His records possess an unmistakable feel-good vibe that never fails to set off a certain amount of tenacity in every listener. It’s not the type of hip hop that’ll have you out late at night with a loaded pistol looking for someone that owed you money years ago when you don’t even need it or want it any more; DC makes tracks that’ll make you feel like you can do anything. His songs are motivational and fresh in a way that the minute you hit the play button you feel like a maestro about do something big.

“Big Flex” was released on the 28th of June, in the thick of summer. It quickly became a summer hit and was followed by the Big Flex Tour which took the record to every self-respecting club and live music venue in the Southern region of the United States, and further solidified his position as one of the region’s next big hip hop acts. It features Jay Lew from the popular MTV show Wild 'N Out.  Boasting a very spacious, dark, minimal beat, so infectious it’d get an Armadillo on its feet; production that’d get Dr. Dre’s head ringing and a rumbling bass line that’d make you feel like somebody’s mama just walked on to the dance floor, “Big Flex” is a party starter that is poised to keep the clubs rumbling for a very long time.

Explicit.

Music Review: Mistletoe Song by Christina Custode - Adult Contemporary - New York, USA | SRL Reviews


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ADULT CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS

19-12-2019 15:45 GMT


Music Reviews (December 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Adult Contemporary artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie Adult Contemporary performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, Christina Custode on Spotify | Apple Music


Christina Custode
"Mistletoe Song"
Adult Contemporary


Shut up an kiss me

As you already know, it’s Christmas once again. There’s no escaping it, whether you are ready or not. But there’s no need to get panicky, running around trying to buy something for everyone so they know how much you love them. Let’s face it, if you didn’t show them love all year round a pair of new socks or tighty-whities isn’t going to change anything. Just do like we do here around this time of the year – break out the good liquor, put your feet up, hang a mistletoe right above you and keep one in your pocket in case you need to go to the bathroom or anywhere else, and put on your favorite CD – not Spotify, it doesn’t really know what you like even though it says it does. The point is you should be chilling out around this time of the year, not stressing. Take this year off and let others show you how much they love you for a change, hence the mistletoes.

Now to show you how much we love you, here’s an amazing record from our archives by one of the most exciting adult contemporary music artists this decade has heard and possibly the best we’ll hear for a very long time, since all artists seem to be gravitating towards the very "popcore" styles we are hearing on the radio too much nowadays, and shoving their sexualities and their money in our faces. Don’t worry, this song doesn’t ask for much. It doesn’t want a brand new Cadillac, pigeons, turtles, French chickens, gold teeth, none of that – just to make you happy.

Christina made her debut with the release of this record back in 2014. It showcased her songwriting, piano playing and singing talents in all their glories and paved the way for the illustrious independent music career she has enjoyed and continues to enjoy 5 years on. This is one of those records, which, like any great record will put you center stage and make you feel like you are the only one in the world. It’ll make you feel loved and cared for and send all your worries far far away. It’s so exciting it’ll make you pee in your pants a little bit and you won’t even be mad at it. It’s almost like stepping into a fantasy world in your mind where everything is exactly as it should be and the lady of your dreams is right there waiting for you, and she wants nothing but to hold you (for only as long as you are comfortable cuddling for of course) and be with you without saying a word. It’s complete with a little bit of brass that’ll blow you away when you least expect it. Hold on to your socks.

Music Review: Moves by Cj Thebest - R&B - Texas, USA | SRL Reviews


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R&B REVIEWS

19-12-2019 14:49 GMT


Music Reviews (December 2019) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with reviews of the latest songs, albums & mixtapes, music videos, music playlists, live events/gigs, concerts/tours, & other entertainment from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL Music Reviews.
Music by indie artist, CJ TheBest on Bandcamp


CJ TheBest
"Moves"
R&B


Classic

Passion is what sets great artists apart from good artists. Sure one could have all the talent and required knowledge to work a guitar or piano and write a hit record, a generous budget and all the right professionals in place to record, producer, promote and distribute it, but at the end of the day it’s that initial passion that determines the success of not just the record but of the artist as well. It filters right through the microphone through analog to digital converters, mixing consoles, fancy plugins and essential ones too, digital to analog converters, your music player, your speakers, headphones, earphones, EarPods or AirPods, the air around you, and finally your ears, no matter what condition they are in; and you can feel it like a touch on your skin. Great artists like Prince where so passionate they were sometimes difficult to watch on stage. They made amazing songs but sometimes you weren’t sure if they needed time alone backstage with the microphone or if they were just really into the song they were singing. Prince would have his tongue out sensually making all types of flicking and licking motions and caressing the mic like R Kelly at his first quinceanera, while touching himself slowly up and down, pointing right at you, playing a guitar and jiggling his butt cheeks all at the same time – how many hands has he got? Prince had so much passion and energy when he walked up to the microphone no one bothered whether he was gay or straight, what the hell was up with his ‘90s porn star moustache, where the rest of his pants were or how a man so small could have even the most macho of men feeling like little girls. He captivated the audience and put them under a spell for the whole show.

R&B music is one of those genres you can’t have without deeply felt emotions, and consequently it usually involves a whole lot of passion. Greats like Keith Sweat, Boys II Men, Mary J Blige, Tony Braxton, Brandy, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu gave us great songs that we could dance to, but they also gave us music we could appreciate in our somber moments as well - sometimes it was the very same songs we danced to. They were versatile in ways that allowed their passion to take various forms that were all appropriate for whatever contexts they explored in their songs and they played a huge part in diversifying the music collections of the new born hip hop fans of the ‘90s while paving the way for the current sound of R&B music, which may seem less passionate but is also an accurate representation of the deepest of the deep emotions many of us are able to feel today – yes, we are not all as emotional as humans once used to be. For example, when was the last time you watched a chick flick and cried? Have you watched “Can’t Hardly Wait?” or “There’s Something About Mary”? Did you cry or were you moved to the point where you found yourself hugging a cushion or pillow tight with your cheeks pressed against it? Well, try watching any of today’s chick flicks – they seem to have a slightly different effect and hair pulling, spanking and horse riding seem to be at the center of it for some reason, or are we watching the wrong ones? Everything seems so sexed up nowadays. When did we all become sex maniacs and muff munchers? Was it Lil’ Kim? Trina? Salt n’ Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex” (one of the best hip hop sex songs ever)? Was it R Kelly? Or was there a point further back in the music timeline when artists started talking too openly about sex?

Musicians have always talked about sex in their songs, but they did it creatively and tastefully until quite recently so we can only blame it on the ‘90s and the early 2000s when PAWGs started to emerge and presidents started getting caught with their pants down in the office and all started looking like they had just or were in the process of getting a trouser friendly kiss every time they were standing at the podium. Whatever it was that happened, it changed our music and consequently our cultures have become more open about sex, and apparently a lot less able to resist an opportunity to have it. Luckily we still have talented, extraordinary artists out there who are still into creating good music that is not always only about sex and when it is, it’s written tastefully such that you don’t necessarily have to be in the mood before or after listening to it. Here’s Texas, US R&B singer, CJ TheBest’s debut single. It was released a few years back and is still in a category of its own as one of the most creative R&B releases this decade. You could tell someone really took their time to sit down and write. It’s one of those songs you hear and think to yourself, “why haven’t I ever heard this on the radio?”.